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March 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-state treasurer may have to testify in second criminal case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former state treasurer Rob McCord said Friday during testimony in the bribery trial of a wealthy suburban Philadelphia investment adviser that he may have to take the stand in yet another criminal case. More...

News

LH Visitors Bureau names new director of interactive marketing

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau recently hired Jared Bundy as Director of Interactive Marketing.  More...

Medic killed by ambulance was known as matriarch of station

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of stealing an ambulance and then driving it over a fire department medic, crushing her to death, told reporters he wasn’t guilty as he was escorted out of a police station Friday surrounded by angry uniforme More...

Meals on Wheels faces possible cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Meals on Wheels, the popular service that provides food to the elderly, faces a sharp funding cut under President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, drawing protests from congressional Republicans and Democrats.  More...

Opinion

Yantko announces running for Recorder of Deeds

(The following is a press release sent from Rita Yantko announcing her candidacy for Fayette County Recorder of Deeds More...

National Perspective: Another great upheaval

The Congress is divided as seldom before. Donald J. Trump is remaking the profile of the presidency. The press is under attack. The notion of free speech on campus is under siege. More...

Could Neal inspire change in Congress?

(AP) Stories emanating from the Washington press corps recently suggest that Congressman Richard E. Neal may just be centrist enough to have some influence on the Republican budget and tax agenda. More...

Sports

Hartman set to lead Commodores softball

Over the years, Don Hartman has become known to local high school sports enthusiasts because of his exceptional work as coach of the California Area baseball team.  Hartman’s resume speaks for itself.  More...

Logano tells Busch ‘honest mistake’ led to incident at Vegas

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Thomas takes ninth at states

Brandon Thomas of Laurel Highlands just missed earning a medal at the PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University on Friday. More...

Connellsville Opioid town hall scheduled for March 29

The City of Connellsville, in conjunction with New Haven Hose Company and and Fayette EMS, will hold an opioid town hall meeting beginning at 7 pm. March 29 in the New Haven Social Hall on Ninth Street. More...

Southmoreland Middle School scores high in state achievement

Southmoreland School Board opened its meeting Thursday with a presentation of state achievement standards from middle school Principal Vincent Mascia who presented a report based on indicators of student performance. More...

Obituaries

Kevin W. Billheimer

Perryopolis

Kevin W. Billheimer, 54, of Perryopolis, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Kevin was born July 1, 1962, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Carl J. Billheimer Jr. and Betty (Marks) Billheimer.  More...

Harold D. Clark

Garrett

Harold D. Clark, 84 of Garrett, Somerset County, died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at his home.  He was born June 3, 1932, at Pennsville, a son of the late Norman and Elizabeth Solomon Clark.  Mr. More...

Olive M. Fincham

Formerly of Dawson

Olive Mae Heisterman Ridenour Stafford Fincham entered eternal peace March 8, 2017, while being comforted by her family in Heritage Hall, Front Royal Va.  Olive was born July 10, 1929, in Dawson, the loving daughter of James Earl and Beulah Mae More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’s BEST BETS

NASCAR Racing 4 p.m. on WWCP WPGH NASCAR’s XFINITY Series enters the spotlight from Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona for the running of the DC Solar 200. More...

Teen’s Suicide Attempt Is The Signal For Friend To Act

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I’m 13, and I’m writing you about my best friend. Her life at home has always sucked, but now it has reached a new level. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don’t think that someone else can do a better job than you. You will lose out if you sell yourself short. You can find a way to excel if you show a little backbone.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” (Isaiah 6:3 AKJV)  God will never be less than holy. He will never condone sin.   More...

Church News

Cantata scheduled   The Christian Church of Connellsville will revive “The Last Supper Cantata” at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9. This musical and dramatic performance recreates the events of the Last Supper. More...

Diocese to honor those who serve others at annual Salt and Light dinner

GREENSBURG — A county coroner who helps people at life’s most difficult time, a woman who supports her community and the works of the Catholic Church on multiple levels, and an organization that is on the front lines of the battle against More...

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